We bring you a regular little round up of cool things we've seen on the internet we think you might like. You know, just to keep you in the loop...
With half term in full swing for many of us, we're at that point in the week where ideas to everyone occupied and entertained can run dry! Cue a visit to the Imagine Children's Festival at the South Bank Centre. For London locals, the festival offers all sorts of workshops and things to see and do, many of which are free to attend. Build a lego city, learn to programme robots, design games, enjoy a singalong or relax during interactive story time... There's plenty going on. The festival runs until the 19th February - just in time to fill a few gaps before it's time to get back to school! For full event listings and to buy tickets, visit the South Bank Centre website.
Illustrator and designer Thomas Burden is one half of creative studio We Are Grown Up. We love his work and thought you might too. Illustration agent Handsome Frank says Thomas' work is 'like a friendly slap in the face from a clown' and, as much as this made us laugh, it is true! Inspired by things like childhood toys, neon signage and fairgrounds, Thomas' work is fun, playful and looks a bit like joy exploded on our computer screens. We thought you might appreciate a joy explosion today. Show the kids!
And sticking with a joyous illustration theme, we were excited to see BleepBleeps hero Rob Lowe aka Supermundane put a big colourful stamp on We Built This City, London's design-led souvenir shop this week. Working across art, graphic design, typography and illustration, Rob has been brightening up the world for over 20 years and has worked with some BleepBleeps favourites including Anorak Magazine (of course!), *Wallpaper and Penguin. Rob is the latest artist to transform the shop's storefront + window display and if you haven't popped in to We Built This City, you should. There's never been a better excuse. Eye-popping stuff! You can see more photos here.
Photography by Kevin Lake via Creative Boom.
And as the internet goes wild for Tom Hardy reading bedtime stories on CBEEBIES (again!), we're leaving you with five minutes of peace to find out what all the fuss is about. Watch the latest episode, The Cloudspotter now. Written and illustrated by Tom McLaughlin and read on-screen by Tom Hardy, it's super-sweet story about loneliness and friendship.